Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rare Tagore works to go under hammer in UK

Poet, playwright, songwriter, author. Rabindranath Tagore's many talents are well-known but his skill with the brush is relatively under-appreciated.

His works seldom appear at international art auctions even as other modern artists notch up record prices. So it's perhaps appropriate that in a year that marks his 150th birth anniversary celebrations, 12 of Tagore's paintings are going to figure in a forthcoming sale of Indian art in London.

It wasn't till his late 60s that Tagore took up painting, an artistic endeavour which started as doodling on the pages he used to write poetry on. He began working in coloured ink and his early sketches typically have writing alongside them.

Full report here Times of India 

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